Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ready Chef Go!

What I'd like to share with you today is a video of me cooking!  As a disclaimer, I would like to say that this is nothing like a video made by a pro, ok?   This is my first attempt to be in front of a video camera cooking...only because I wanted to participate in KMOV's  (our local STL channel)  sponsored Ready Get Chef Go cooking contest.  With my husband as my camera man and "director", it was a fun gig altogether.

And guess what???  My entry was accepted!!!

There are 34 entries but on March 5 KMOV will narrow it down to 10.  These 10 entries will further be narrowed down to 4 (voting American Idol style... hmmm if I get to to the top 10 will you vote for me???) The top 4 contestants will have to compete live on TV to be named STL's Best Chef on Primetime TV and a free trip for 2 to the Dominican Republic.

Filipino food is not as popular as other Asian cuisine such as Thai, Vietnamese or Indian.  So my goal is to make Filipino food accessible to a broader audience.  Having said that, what I shared in the video is a very basic, 5 ingredient recipe: chicken wings adobo.  I wanted to put my STM take on it but  due to time constraints, I wasn't able to do so.  But I'm going to share it here with you below.  But first let me invite you to watch my video.

Here's the traditional way to eat our adobo:

And here's my take on it:

What I basically did was to lightly coat the adobo with flour and deep fried it (you could also bake it for a healthier option).  Then I made a yogurt wasabi dip by mixing tiny chopped cucumber, chopped scallions, yogurt and a tiny bead of wasabi paste.  Mix them all together and put a dollop on each wing...

This was the plate I made for my cameraman... to say thank you for all his help... and putting up with my craziness... LOL!


  1. Love the wings but also enjoyed your video! You have a great personality and your love for food shows on camera. I still hope that we can collaborate on a show one day! I haven't forgot our conversation back in socal. Anyway, great post once again.

  2. you know I thought about you when I finally agreed to make a video. Looking forward to do that project... i thought you forgot it na.
    Thank you for the kind words and for the prompt comment hihi!

  3. I'm so proud of you Kabayan!

  4. You are wonderfully gutsy and enthusiastic - yay for you and the video. Yay also for showing us the richness of Filipino cuisine! I would get some in NYC - but in MN - ha!

  5. Congratulations on making it to the short-list. I hope you win and get to go to the Dominican Republic. I thought you did your first videoed cooking demonstration really well - I'd be a mess! Looking forward to hearing how you went and that's a great recipe - I love fried chicken.

  6. YAY!! I think you did a great job in your video, you looked so calm! Good luck:-) HUGS, Terra

  7. How wonderful Malou!!! I really really hope you will win this! I know, Filipino food should be recognized widely!!! Let us know when we need to vote, you have my vote!! Delicious recipe, and great job making the video!!

  8. Claudia: thank you for the kind words... yeah you could make it there in MN I'm sure... haha!

    Hotly Spiced: I was so self conscious but I'm glad my husband put up with my craziness haha.

    Terra: I thought I was jibberish initially.. and I think I was good in hiding my "fear"

    Nami: oh thank you will definitely let you know.. and thank you for your support!

  9. all the best sweet Malou shared on all networks

  10. Galing-galing! What an awesome video for a first timer, Malou! Good luck on the contest! Hope you'll win!

  11. Reb< i appreciate the blog love and all that you do for me over the years. You are truly amazing!

    Tina: Thank you. I hope so too.. I'm so excited!

  12. Congrats, Malou! Glad you made it. You look good in the video. Keep showing us more of your great recipes. It's always good to come back to your blog after being away. I feel like "visiting a friendly neighbor". Yum post, thanks for sharing!

  13. EXCITING! And awesome video! Good luck!

  14. Great video!!! I love the twist on adobo you did. Fingers crossed for you

  15. What a great video...you are so cute and fun in it! You look like a natural to me :) And your adobo look fantastic!
    Sorry I was late to see this, but congratulations on your entry being accepted :)

  16. Great video! I like your adobo with a twist, makes the dish more exciting and it's always good to try something new. :)

  17. Great video! I like your adobo with a twist, makes the dish more exciting and it's always good to try something new. :)


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